Running back Justin Watkins might not end up at Texas after all.
The 4-star player announced his decommitment from the school Sunday on his personal Twitter account:
Watkins committed to the Longhorns in February while flipping his previous commitment to Florida State. He will now open up his options yet again before apparently making a decision on national signing day.
The Florida native is considered a 4-star recruit by Scout.com, rated the No. 6 running back in the 2018 class. He is listed as the No. 95 player overall in the country.
Watkins has good size for the position at 6'0", 170 pounds, which could also allow him to spend time at receiver. He also has impressive speed for either spot, finishing a 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, per ESPN.
Adding this speed to impressive agility and vision, he is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. This could make him an asset no matter where he plays on the field and no matter program he joins.
While this is a disappointing loss for Texas, assuming he doesn't return next winter, new head coach Tom Herman still has an impressive class that already ranks No. 11 in the country next season, per Scout.com.